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Pye (Ireland) Ltd.; Dundrum, Dublin

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Name: Pye (Ireland) Ltd.; Dundrum, Dublin    (IRL)  
Abbreviation: pyeirl
Products: Model types
Summary:

Pye (Ireland) Ltd.; Dundrum, Dublin

Manufacturing Radio sets for the Irish market due to high import tariffs. Similar but not identical to UK models. The Factory was near or on the Kilmacud Road just outside Dundrum.

Founded: 1935
Closed: 1970
Production: 1935 - 1970
History:
Possibly established in 1930s due to high import tariffs during de Valera's 1933 to 1938 "Economic War" with UK. Models sometimes had extra features but from 1955 models with VHF in UK would have no VHF in Ireland till 1962 approximately. Dundrum was a village in 1930s.
For export from Ireland, Pye created the Irish Electrical Company. In 1967 Philips had control of Pye and the Dundrum factory closed in late 1969 or early 1970s. By late 1950s Dundrum was effectively a suburb of Dublin.

This manufacturer was suggested by Michael Watterson.


Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
IRL  50–55 Radiogram P53 ECH42  Appears to be the same chassis as Pye Ireland Ltd, P53 Table Model 
IRL  51 P53 [With magic Eye] ECH41  See also the Irish Pye model P53 without magic eye. 
IRL  56 Tablegram PJ500 EF41  See also full console version Radiogram PJ500 Three speed BSR Monarch Autochanger. ... 
IRL  60 Portable Model 7   Car Aerial socket. Irish Made model because advertised as "Duty Free". 
IRL  59 Tablegram PJ508 ECH81  Four speed autochanger. French Walnut veneer cabinet. There are Radio only and ... 
IRL  56 Battery Radio   Probably PJ503, also probably not real model name. 
IRL  59 PJ508 ECH81  Wavebands: LW: 100  ... 1900 m MW: 200 ... 500 m SW: 17 ... 50... 
IRL  59 PJ506   Perhaps a DM70 or DM71 magic eye? 
IRL  59 PJ507    
IRL  59 Radiogram PJ508 [Floor standing] ECH81  Also Tablegram and Radio only versions of Model PJ508. Four speed Autochanger. ... 
IRL  56 Radiogram PJ500 EF41  BSR Monarch 3 speed Autochanger. One of the three Shortwave bands is Trawler/Marine... 
IRL  49 39 JH/E RG EF39  Record Changer is 331⁄3, 45 & 78rpm General and Record storage on both sides. ... 

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